A.C.A. § 21-14-111
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Title 21 Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 14 Notaries Public
Subchapter 1 -- General Provisions
A.C.A. § 21-14-111 (2011)
21-14-111. Unlawful act -- Penalty.
(a) It is unlawful for any notary public to witness any signature on any instrument unless the notary public either:
(1) Witnesses the signing of the instrument and personally knows the signer or is presented proof of the identity of the signer; or
(2) Recognizes the signature of the signer by virtue of familiarity with the signature.
(b) Any notary public violating this section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) For purposes of this section, "personally knows" means having an acquaintance, derived from association with the individual, which establishes the individual's identity with at least a reasonable certainty.
HISTORY: Acts 1989, No. 304, § 3; 2001, No. 1274, § 6.